Attorney says blame widespread – Jimmy Johns
You could easily understand if prominent Montgomery sports attorney Donald Maurice Jackson had rushed to the defense of Jimmy Johns in the wake of recent drug charges against the Alabama football player.
After all, Jackson is a lawyer who has often fought the establishment — most notably, the NCAA — on behalf of young and downtrodden athletes.
Besides, he’s a former ballplayer himself. Also, Jackson’s recent “Fourth Down and Twenty-Five years to Go: The African-American and the Justice System,” delves deep into the root of some of the problems that are currently playing out on college campuses across the land — including the one in Tuscaloosa.

al.com
7/1/08